9 Things Philadelphians Do That Seem Insane To Everyone Else
Philadelphia is a quirky city, but we love our way of living. I guess some things we do
could be considered insane to everyone else, but to us, they’re hallmarks of being a Philadelphian. Check out some particularly strange habits of Philadelphians, and see if you agree that there’s nothing weird about our lifestyle.
1. We love hanging out on stoops.
From a young age, we love hanging out on our neighborhood stoops, talking to passersby, and keeping an eye on the neighbors.
2. We wake up early on New Year's Day to dress in drag.
A bunch of South Philly dudes dressing up in bright, colorful clothing, hats, and makeup, parading around early on January 1st... what's so weird about that?
3. We'll buy pretzels from anyone.
Who knows where pretzels come from? They just appear... and we're okay with that.
4. We still trust the process.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results... AKA, being a Sixers fan.
5. We eat scrapple.
This is a real love-hate thing... you either really, really love it or you won't touch it with a ten foot pole.
6. We still justify putting batteries in snowballs and throwing them at Santa Claus.
As my cousin said when it was brought up over Thanksgiving dinner - "We had to take it out on somebody!"
7. We park wherever we want.
Yeah, we'll park on the median or the sidewalk, but we don't see anything wrong with that.
8. We wake up at 5 AM to eat wings.
There's no better breakfast than dozens and dozens of super hot wings at Wing Bowl!
9. We eat way too much cheez-whiz.
Fries, tots, cheesesteak - we'll put whiz on whatever food that's in front of us.
Do you have any other things to add to this list? What weird quirks do we all share that seem bizarre to outsiders? Let us know in the comments below!
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